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first_imgTreeVilla at Forest Hills / Architecture BRIOSave this projectSaveTreeVilla at Forest Hills / Architecture BRIO Architects: Architecture BRIO Area Area of this architecture project TreeVilla at Forest Hills / Architecture BRIO CopyHouses•Tala, India CopyAbout this officeArchitecture BRIOOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTalaIndiaPublished on August 15, 2017Cite: “TreeVilla at Forest Hills / Architecture BRIO” 15 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/877670/treevilla-at-forest-hills-architecture-brio Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/877670/treevilla-at-forest-hills-architecture-brio Clipboard “COPY” India Save this picture!© Photographix+ 22 Share Photographs:  Photographix Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Area:  225 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Projects Photographs ArchDaily 2016 Year:  “COPY” Manufacturers: Bharat Floorings, Hawa, Nicobar, Shift – Nimish Shah fClient:Forest Hills, TalaSoft Furnishing:Nicobar, Pride, ShiftArchitects In Charge:Robert Verrijt, Shefali Balwani, Khushboo AsraniCity:TalaCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© PhotographixRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The Tree Villa perches on the cliff of a 160 acre hilltop ‘treesort’ property surrounded by a meandering river landscape. The idyllic setting in Tala on the West coast of India, is a stone’s throw away from the Kuda caves. Nearly 20 centuries ago, Buddhist monks instinctively understood the qualities of this meditative landscape and made the hills their home. The Tree Villa was conceived as a celebration of this landscape by creating a series of blurred transitional spaces with different levels of transparency and openness within this forested tropical setting.Save this picture!© PhotographixUpon arrival, a timber bridge takes the visitor off the forest floor on to a large stilted deck that wraps around the house and culminates on a viewing platform. The constant reminder of breathtaking views enhances a reflective ambience that is mirrored throughout the house.Save this picture!Exploded DiagramThe architectural elements of the house have been carefully curated, each conveying a message of its own: the bathroom enclosure is crafted out of vertical timber slats filled in with mirrored panels that reflect the surrounding forest and the other forms occupying the space.Save this picture!© PhotographixThey are abstractly reminiscent of tree branches that droop, giving nature opportunities to peek through within a constantly animated shadow play of hide and seek.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe horizontal openness and airiness of the large voluminous space below a dominating thatched roof is emphasized by wrapping it with a layer of operable glass. The curved corners of this glazed wooden framework display a panoramic exhibit of nature. The curves create a sensual kind of luxury and bring softness to the space. A second layer of a tie dyed bordered sheer curtains filters the harsh light during the midst of the day and nestles three other enclosures as well.Save this picture!© PhotographixThe villa accommodates 4 adults and 2 children. The functions included provide for two double beds, a loft bed for children, two bathrooms, a lounge, a place for breakfast or paying board games with an outdoor deck and a large viewing deck. Rather than compartmentalizing those activities into distinct rooms, the main space is broken up by three smaller enclosures that are positioned within it, ensuring a visual connection to the forest in multiple directions from all rooms: a pantry-cum-loft unit, a semi-outdoor bathroom and a curtained bed enclosure act as anchors and define interstitial zones such as the breakfast room and the lounge. The free flowing circulation in between creates visual permeability across the plan.Save this picture!Upper Level PlanAs smaller spaces within a larger space, the bathroom and pantry-cum-loft are enclosures made out of a wooden slatted framework and filled in with white plexiglass.Save this picture!© PhotographixThe pantry unit contains all the services of the room and a small kitchenette. The top of the unit is accessed with a wooden ladder and provides an additional bed. Looking down on the surrounding forest it is almost like a ‘pirates nest’, a great cozy hideout for young kids.Save this picture!© PhotographixThe enclosure of the semi-outdoor bathroom encloses an outdoor courtyard but also protrudes into the glazed interior space. An old Garuga fruit tree punctures the floor of the outdoor bathroom. One branch enters the room and exits again through the thatched roof. Other branches spread across the outdoor bathroom before exiting through multiple circular openings in the enclosure. A free standing bath tub and the indoor-outdoor feel of the space make it an ideal relaxed setting.Save this picture!© PhotographixA large luxurious king size bed within a soft linen fabric enclosure can be open or closed off depending on demands of privacy.Save this picture!© PhotographixA spiral staircase connects to a secret lower level that is suspended below the tree villa. This guest suite is on one side backed by a rock outcrop and on the other side surrounded by a thick forest. You can take a shower here with merely a curved glazed sheet separating you and the forest life around you. A timber floored outdoor deck and attached staircase invites you to take a hike in the forest.Save this picture!© PhotographixElements and textures as parts of the structure are focused on coexistence. The monochrome colour scheme of the space along with an eclectic mix of partly restored and partly custom designed furniture pieces give the interior a bohemian vibe. The restraint in the colour palette highlights the surrounding greenery.Save this picture!© PhotographixSimilarly, the crispness of geometry and the slender proportions the enclosures are a premeditated effort to amplify this untempered wilderness.Save this picture!SectionThe volumetric compositions of partly white, partly reflective and transparent surfaces within a wooden framework animate and lighten up the space. It questions conventional definitions of exterior and interior and reinterprets notions of privacy and exposure within a hospitality environment. The spatial composition in an otherwise traditional tropical roof structure lends a sense of softness, sensuality, intimacy and complexity, making it a perfect setting for a retreat into the wilderness of Tala.Save this picture!© PhotographixProject gallerySee allShow lessa+u 2017:06 Feature: architecten de vylder vinck taillieuArchitecture BooksCall for Proposals: Site TheaterIdeas Sharelast_img read more


first_img Follow the news on Turkey March 16, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judicial harassment of newspaper publisher makes journalism impossible in provincial region News April 2, 2021 Find out more News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the latest sentence to be passed on Haci Bogatekin, an independent journalist based in Gerger, in the southeastern province of Adiyaman. The owner and publisher of the Gerger Firat biweekly and editor of the Gergerfirat.net website, Bogatekin was sentenced by a provincial court on 2 March to five years, one month and seven days in prison.“This is just the latest stage in the judicial system’s harassment of Bogatekin,” Reporters Without Borders said. It is the fourth time he has been convicted by an Adiyaman court and he is still being prosecuted by the local authorities in other cases. The sentences he has received now total 10 years, eight months and 14 days in jail.The disproportionate sentences permitted by the Turkish criminal code for “insult,” obstructing justice and “offending the authorities” is a constant source of problems. Bogatekin’s case is indicative of the degree to which, in the hands of prosecutors often acting as judge and plaintiff at the same time, they pose a major obstacle to freedom of expression.Bogatekin is critical both of the army and judicial system (guardians of the secularism bequeathed by the Turkish republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk) on the one hand, and the religious conservatism of the ruling AKP party on the other. As a result, he has been caught in the crossfire of political and social tensions in Turkey.In an article entitled “Feto and Apo” that was published on 4 January 2008, Bogatekin suggested that the war against the armed Kurdish separatists of the PKK, led by Abdullah “Apo” Öcalan, was diverting attention from another threat, the growing influence of religious communities such as the one led by Fethullah “Feto” Gülen.As result of the article, Bogatekin was summoned by Gerger state prosecutor Sadullah Ovacikli for allegedly praising an outlawed organisation, the PKK. But when he appeared before the prosecutor, Ovacikli told him: “You can say what you want about this terrorist (Apo). But how dare you use the name ‘Feto’ to refer to our master Fethullah Gülen, someone who is loved by millions of people? Either you apologise in your next issue or thing will go badly for you.”When Bogatekin quoted Ovacikli’s comments in his newspaper and referred to him as a Gülen sympathiser, he was charged with insulting the prosecutor under article 125 of the criminal code and trying to influence the course of justice under article 288. It was on these charges that Bogatekin was convicted on 2 March.The winner of the 2008 Press Freedom Prize awarded by the Association of Turkish Journalists (TGC) and a prize awarded last year by the Contemporary Association of Journalists (ÇGD), Bogatekin has become a symbol of the Turkish judicial system’s dysfunction. Still free pending the outcome of his appeal, he said: “The conditions for practising journalism in Gerger have disappeared.”The six-month jail sentence imposed under article 288 on Cumali Badur, the editor of the Gergerim.com website, for relaying what Bogatekin had reported about Ovacikli, was finally commuted to a fine of 1,500 euros. But the same court sentenced Bogatekin’s son, Özgür Bogatekin, to one year, two months and 17 days in prison on 2 March for intervening in a case of police violence he witnessed.Read the previous releases on this subject:Read the Reporters Without Borders report on Haci Bogatekin’s detention (June2008) RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img April 28, 2021 Find out more News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Organisation Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summitlast_img read more


first_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Registration is now open for YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley’s Spring Programming Session. There are three programs beginning the week of February 9th. TechGyrls begins February 9th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.; the Just For Girls after-school program begins February 10th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., and the Adult Computer Classes begin February 9th from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. All of the classes are offered at the YWCA location at 1015 N. Lake Avenue, Suite 205, Pasadena.They YWCA’s TechGyrls program is a free, after-school enrichment program which focuses on developing girl’s affinity towards STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects and allowing them to explore the concepts and training that will help them excel in our increasingly STEM driven world. Throughout the course, girls will be able to participate in hands-on experiments and activities. They’ll be able to do everything from conducting experiments, tracking satellites and building mini-robots, to editing images, designing 3D models, having coding parties, and even producing their own music video – all while in a safe, judgment-free, all girl environment.For more information about how to connect one’s daughter or a young woman one knows to a TechGyrls group, please contact the Tech Program Coordinator Jomie Liu at [email protected] or by phone at (626) 296-8433 or visit the TechGyrls website at bit.ly/TECHGYRLS.The YWCA’s Just For Girls program is a free, after-school enrichment program open to all girls, ages 10 to 18, who reside in the Pasadena-Foothill Valley area. Just For Girls utilizes a curriculum that focuses on providing young women with the language they will need to communicate effectively with each other and others about their gendered experiences while exploring issues ranging from race, relationships, health, body image, sexuality, and diversity, to feminism, politics, socioeconomic parity, education, history and the arts. The program is primarily educational, though it takes an interactive approach to learning by incorporating a variety of activities and games, guest speakers, field trips, regular discussion groups and community service endeavors.For more information about how to connect your daughter or a young woman you know to a JFG group, please contact the Just For Girls Program Coordinator Katie Driscoll at [email protected] or by phone at (626) 296-8433. You can also visit the Just For Girls website at bit.ly/justforgirlsThe YWCA’s Adult Computer Classes start up again the same week. This free week course covers Microsoft Office applications, typing ergonomics, online safety and email communication, as well as other skills necessary for the job market, such as Internet job search and applications, resume building, and interview preparedness. The course also covers financial literacy, creating and managing a budget, and understanding electronic banking. Guest speakers from the community also cover additional topics to help participants transition these skills into the working world.For more information about how to connect someone you know to an Adult Computer Class, please contact the Tech Program Coordinator Jomie Liu at [email protected] or by phone at (626) 296-8433. You can also visit the ACC website at bit.ly/AdultCompAbout the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill ValleyThe YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley has been serving the Pasadena and its surrounding areas since 1905. Established as an advocacy unit for young women who migrated to Pasadena for various socio-economic reasons, the YWCA has since been a pioneering voice in the fight for racial justice and women’s empowerment. Programs offered include free adult computer classes, TechGyrls, Just for Girls, as well as quarterly events for the community at large. More information can be found on the YWCA website: www.ywca-pasadena.org.You can also like the YWCA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ywcapasadena or follow them on Twitter @ywcapasadena. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Required fields are marked * Community News Registration Now Open for YWCA Pasadena Spring Programming Session From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | 11:49 am Community News Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stufflast_img read more


first_img CyberOptics Fourth Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call Scheduled for February 18 Local NewsBusiness TAGS  Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Twitter MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– CyberOptics® Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE), a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D sensing technology solutions, will hold its conference call to review operating results for the fourth quarter of 2020 on February 18 th at 4:30pm Eastern. The fourth quarter earnings release will be issued prior to the call.Investors can access the live call by dialing toll-free 800-437-2398 prior to the start of the call and providing the conference ID: 1739750. Previous articleNIC Named One of Forbes’ Best Small CompaniesNext articleExpensify.org is Accepting Proposals, Awarding up to $100K to 10 Campaigns Fighting Injustice Digital AIM Web Support A webcast of the live conference call, which will be archived for 30 days, can be heard by visiting the investor relations section of the CyberOptics website, www.cyberoptics.com. A replay of the call, available one hour after the call, can be accessed by dialing 888-203-1112 and providing conference ID: 1739750. The replay will be available for 30 days following the call. About CyberOptics CyberOptics Corporation ( www.cyberoptics.com ) is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-precision 3D sensing technology solutions. CyberOptics’ sensors are used for inspection and metrology in the SMT and semiconductor markets to significantly improve yields and productivity. By leveraging its leading edge technologies, the Company has strategically established itself as a global leader in high precision 3D sensors, allowing CyberOptics to further increase its penetration of key vertical markets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, CyberOptics conducts worldwide operations through its facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005081/en/ CONTACT: CyberOptics Corporation, Minneapolis Jeff Bertelsen, Chief Financial Officer 763-542-5000CyberOptics Corporation, Minneapolis Carla Furanna, Vice President of Global Marketing 952-820-5837 KEYWORD: MINNESOTA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE OTHER MANUFACTURING HARDWARE SOURCE: CyberOptics Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005081/en Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgQuestions and answersOn 1 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article The employment law team at Boodle Hatfield answer questions on workplaceissuesPayment in lieu clauses Q:  We recently heard that ifwe have a payment in lieu of notice (“Pilon”) clause in our contractof employment, when we ask someone to leave, we cannot reduce the Pilon to takeinto account the fact that they are likely to go straight to another jobelsewhere. Is this right? It could be expensive. A:  Employers will welcome theCourt of Appeal’s recent overturning of the EAT’s decision in the Cerebus casesince it effectively helps them on the issue of termination payments. Wherethere is a discretion in the contract for an employer to make a Pilon, theemployer now does not need to pay in full where the employee has obtainedemployment elsewhere during the notice period. Before the EAT’s decision in this case, the above position was assumed(therefore the employee had to mitigate his loss). The EAT’s decision changedthat, stating that the employer was bound to pay the full payment in lieu ofnotice, and if the employee was lucky enough to find alternative employmentduring that period, he could effectively be doubly compensated. The Court of Appeal’s decision was a majority decision: the two judges inthe majority decided that because the employer had a discretion only, and not anobligation, to make a payment in lieu of notice, the mitigation rules shouldapply. Katie Pyne Part-timers Q:  I understand that newRegulations have come in concerning part-timers which effectively gives themlots more new rights. We employ a lot of part-timers and are worried about whatexactly we have to do. Are the new rights much wider than the previous law? A:  The new Part-TimeRegulations came into force on 1 July 2000. They are very narrow and may nothelp many part-timers in practice. Part-timers are able to bring claims only by showing their treatment orterms are pro rata worse than that given to a full-timer working on the samecontract for the same employer. Part-timers working under a different type ofcontract or for a different employer are precluded from making a comparativeclaim. The message for employers is clear – if you use different types ofcontract or different employing entities, it may be possible still to paypart-timers relatively less. Where part-timers carry out work which is not thesame or similar, but of equal value, or where the work is equivalently rated,the Regulations will also not assist. Furthermore, part-timers not employedcontemporaneously with full-timers will also find that the Regulations will notassist. Part-timers will therefore have recourse to the old law for many of thepractical difficulties encountered by them. For example, the Equal Pay Act of1970 allows claims by part-timers (albeit only with members of the oppositesex) even if they are employed by an associated employer, on a different typeof contract or where the work is of equal value or equivalently rated. Article 141 of the Treaty of Rome allows part-timers to compare pay withthat of a predecessor (again provided that the comparator is of the oppositesex). The Sex Discrimination Act allows claims to be made in relation to ahypothetical man. This Act also covers recruitment, and is still the only legalsource for a right to work part-time in certain cases. Simon Fitzpatrick Positive discrimination Q:  We are an equalopportunities employer and we are keen to ensure that the number of ethnicminority and female people we have in our senior management positions reflectssociety at large. Can we positively discriminate? A:  In general, UK law ishostile towards positive discrimination. There is little prospect of anypositive discrimination measures being made lawful in the near future, althoughthe Government is currently considering the possibility of allowing suchmeasures in the selection of political candidates. There are, however, a number of small exceptions to this general rule. TheSex Discrimination Act 1975 and the Race Relations Act 1976 allow positiveaction in relation to training for individuals who are job applicants or othernon-employees, where it reasonably appears that during the proceeding yearthere were comparatively few persons of that sex or racial group doing thatparticular work in Great Britain. Trade unions, employee associations andprofessional trade organisations can similarly positively discriminate inrecruitment and training on the same grounds as above. The “genuineoccupational qualification” rules also allow employers to target one raceor sex for particular jobs in certain circumstances One of the main curbs on positive action is European law. The ECJ initiallytook a fairly strict line declaring that any positive action which effectivelyguaranteed a female candidate the position in question, in circumstances wherea male was equally qualified, was unlawful. However, in recent times the ECJhas shown a more relaxed approach. James Lynas Adoption and Parental Leave Q:  We are a small companywith only five employees. One female employee, who has been with us since 1999,has a three-year-old son. She is now planning to adopt a 10-year-old girl inMay 2001. The employee has asked for a couple of weeks’ unpaid leave, startingon the date the girl will be placed with her. Can she get this? A:  The statutory right tomaternity leave does not presently extend to women who are adopting children.However, as your employee has over a year’s service, she has the right tounpaid parental leave in respect of the girl. Employees with one or more years’service may take 13 weeks’ parental leave for each child born or adopted on orafter 15 December 1999 (“the cut off date”). Parental leave for adopted children may be taken up until the earlier of thefifth anniversary of the date on which the child was placed for adoption, orthe child’s 18th birthday. For children born to your workers, it may be takenup until the child’s fifth birthday. The right to leave does not cover the son, as he was born before the cut offdate. This cut off date may be contrary to the Parental Leave Directive and isbeing challenged. Julian Parry Trade union recognition Q:  My company has justreceived a letter from a trade union asking us to give them voluntaryrecognition. What should we do? A:  The short answer is toseek more information from the union and delay the start of any formalprocedures under the Employment Relations Act 1999. Before agreeing tovoluntary recognition, it is important to get clear information from the unionon the groups of workers for whom they wish to be recognised, the union’sproposals for voluntary recognition and the precise mechanics of collectivebargaining, as they see it. This would include the timing of meetings, theissues on which they wish to be consulted and the areas where they wish to havepower to negotiate. It is important to remember that a request for voluntary recognition doesnot trigger the compulsory recognition procedures introduced by the EmploymentRelations Act 1999. This means that if there is voluntary recognition, outsideof the legislative procedures, then the company can in future walk away fromthe recognition agreement. Once the union makes a formal request under the legislation, however, thenthe automatic recognition procedures will begin. Once this happens, anyvoluntary recognition agreement will have to stay in force for three years. If agreement cannot be reached after a formal request is issued the unioncan involve the Central Arbitration Committee, who will order automaticrecognition where 50 per cent of staff in the relevant bargaining unit areunion members. The union may be reluctant to progress their application to CAC if they arenot confident of the level of support in the workforce, since if it fails, itwill be barred from making another application for three years. Warren Wayne Appointments without advertisingQ:  I have heard recently thatit is dangerous legally to recruit people or appoint existing employees tosenior posts without advertising these posts. This seems a bit of a hassle,particularly in cases where you know that advertising would largely be a wasteof time and resources. What’s the legal position?A: Appointing individuals without advertising is not specificallyunlawful, but frowned upon both by the EOC and the CRE Codes of Practice. Itcan also constitute indirect sex or race discrimination. This was the claimbrought against the Lord Chancellor when he appointed a special advisor withoutadvertising the post. Four elements need to be fulfilled for such a claim tosucceed:a) There must be a requirement or condition imposed.b) With which a considerably smaller proportion of one sex or race can comply.c) Which cannot be justified on objective grounds. d) Which must be to the applicant’s detriment because she cannot comply withit. Appointing an individual only from those people known to the appointor couldwell constitute imposing the requirement or condition as set out above at (a).        Whether or not a considerably smaller proportion of individuals of one sexor race can comply with the requirement or condition is a matter of fact ineach case. If, when looking at the relevant pools, the numbers of those whocould comply and those who cannot are very small in both instances, one couldargue that element (b) has not been fulfilled. The test of justification at (c) is strictly interpreted. The justifyingreason must be that the appointor acted in the way it did to achieve alegitimate objective in a way which was both necessary and appropriate. The”uniqueness” of the individual concerned, and the reasons for wishingto avoid advertising would need to be carefully canvassed. The “detriment” test (at (d) above) gives employers another ray ofhope. The claimant must show some material and substantial physical or economicdetrimental consequence as a result of the discrimination. Russell Brimelow Comments are closed. last_img read more


first_imgWhile most London stockmarket-listed estate agents have reported a difficult property market in recent months, quite the opposite is true of Savills, where the champagne corks have been merrily popping of recent.A strong performance both in 2017 and this year so far has helped push up the Savills share price, which at £9.79p is about to break through into a five-year high, and up by 6% compared to a year ago.This has helped enrich half a dozen of the company’s senior management and directors, who on Tuesday collectively cashed in shares gained through its short and long-term share options schemes worth nearly £4.5 million.Savills pays relatively low basic salaries to its directors and instead remunerates them generously with share option schemes, assuming the business hits its targets.And targets have very much been hit recently both at its key global and UK business.Savills’ most recent full-year results published in March revealed a 7% increase in profits at its UK residential operation to £18.7 million while group revenue, which includes both its residential and commercial property operations, increased by 11% to £1.6 billion on which it made a profit of £140 million last year, up 3.5% on 2016.Tuesday’s shares disposal includes outgoing Group CEO Jeremy Helsby (pictured, left) who transacted stock worth £1.383 million, Head of Global Capital Markets Simon Hope (£586,332), Group Legal Director Chris Lee (£285,965), Asia Pacific CEO Christian Mancini (£389,318), Investment Management CEO Justin O’Connor (£32,434) and Group CFO Simon Shaw (£961,034).All the directors sold their full share allocations except Chris Lee.Mark Ridley (pictured, right), who is due to take over the role of Group CEO after running several operations within the company including its UK residential business, also sold shares, in his case worth £826,402.Jeremy helsby Share options Mark Ridley bonus Savills Simon Hope Chris Lee Christian Mancini April 26, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Savills senior team cash in share options worth £4.5m previous nextAgencies & PeopleSavills senior team cash in share options worth £4.5mTwo annual bonus schemes pay out generously for half a dozen top level players after bumper year for venerable institution.Nigel Lewis26th April 201804,361 Viewslast_img read more


first_imgThe University of Houston’s College of Optometry, Department ofClinical Sciences, is seeking an outstanding optometrist withexpertise in healthcare administration, management of clinicaloperations and program development.Candidates should have experience with administration andmanagement of outpatient clinical services, surgical centeroperations, new program development, fiscal management, qualityassurance, implementation of evidence-based clinical practice,interprofessional collaborative practice, and public/communityhealth.This is an open rank, clinical non-tenure track faculty position.The University of Houston College of Optometry is internationallyrecognized as a leader in clinical healthcare, vision-relatedbiomedical research, and community health services (see http://www.opt.uh.edu/ for details).The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse studentbodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diversecommunity of scholars.Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe position is filled.Please contact, Dr. David Berntsen, Chair, Dept. of ClinicalScience, [email protected] orDr. Wendy Harrison, Search Committee Chair at [email protected] , withquestions.The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmativeaction employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :The successful applicant must have an OD degree with a Masters inBusiness Administration or Masters in Healthcare Administration orhave equivalent relevant clinical, academic, or administrativeexperience. Successful candidates will participate in clinicaleducation and patient care, and must be eligible for optometriclicensure in the state of Texas. Candidates are expected todemonstrate leadership in administration, teaching, clinicalpractice, and scholarship related to patient care and communityhealth. Applicants should have a strong interest in developingcommunity-based clinics and experience with healthcare deliverymodels within these settings.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required forall faculty appointments and will be requested upon selection ofthe final candidate. All positions at the university are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more


first_imgEstablished to promote unity between English-speaking nations and instil a sense of civic-minded leadership and moral fortitude in future leaders, the programme has faced adversity because of Rhodes’ white supremacist belief and legacy of colonialism. Professor Kiss said she would resist all pressure from campaigners to remove the name of Cecil Rhodes from the prestigious programme that awards scholarships for international graduates to study at Oxford University. According to their website, the Rhodes Trust “brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.” As well as renaming the 117-year-old scholarship, the campaign unsuccessfully called for his statue to be removed from Oriel College. Cecil Rhodes, mining magnate and politician, founded De Beers in 1888 and served as Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896. “All of us, not just Rhodes scholars, are products and beneficiaries of very morally complex legacies. However, in bearing the name, Rhodes scholars are challenged continually to confront that and engage with it.” Oxford students attempted to expunge Cecil Rhodes from history in 2016 following the successful campaign to remove his statue at the University of Cape Town. Rhodes is widely regarded by historians as a chief architect of apartheid, having been at the centre of actions to marginalise the black population in South Africa. Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford (RMFO) is a strand of the South African-born movement determined to “decolonise the institutional structures and physical space in Oxford and beyond.” Oriel agreed to seek permission to remove a plaque paying tribute to Rhodes, but ultimately the statue continued its hundred-year stint, having been displayed since 1906. The Rhodes Trust has been moving away from Rhodes’ original vision for the scholarship. While Cecil Rhodes wanted to develop a cadre of scholarly Anglo-Saxons, women and ethnic minorities are now included. An ardent believer in British imperialism, Rhodes and his British South Africa Company founded the southern African territory of Rhodesia. A large proportion of this, £40,000, was to finance the construction of a new building on the High Street completed in 1911, which is where his statue can be found.center_img An alumnus of Oriel College, Rhodes left the college £100,000 in his will. Students sought to pressure Oriel College to remove his statute from college grounds. In January 2016, a debate at the Oxford Union, students voted 245 to 212 in favour of removing the statue. Campaigners of “Rhodes Must Fall” argue that Cecil Rhodes, the man who precipitated apartheid in South Africa, should not be celebrated. According to Lord Willetts, former MP of Havant, Oxford’s academics and administrators would do better to introduce forward-looking reforms to admit more black and ethnic minority students and offer more opportunities to researchers from Africa and the developing world. The campaign received similar criticism at the time. Lord Willetts, the minister for universities and science from 2010 to 2014, said it would be odd for Oxford to bow to the protesters’ demands. This defence of the Rhodes legacy follows three years of relative silence on the subject. Professor Kiss said: “If we change the name, what do we gain? The legacy is still there. You are just running away from it. The RMFO seek to address Oxford’s colonial legacy on three levels: challenge colonial iconography that seeks to whitewash and distort history, reform the Eurocentric curriculum to improve the selective nature of traditional academia, and address the underrepresentation and lack of welfare provision for BME staff and students. In this year’s cohort, not only do women outnumber men, but although the majority of Rhodes scholars are American, there are now scholars from China, the Gulf states, the Middle East, and Africa. Professor Kiss became the first female warden of Rhodes House in Oxford last August, philosophy, Professor taking responsibility for the scholarships. A former Rhodes Scholar herself and a specialist in moral and political Kiss joins the likes of Bill Clinton and former Australian PM Tony Abbott. Elizabeth Kiss, head of the Rhodes scholarship programme, has refused to change its name on the grounds that it would be “running away” from the legacy of colonialism. last_img read more


first_imgThe Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers (ABIM) 2008 Forum, Growing A Sustainable Bakery Industry, is to take place on 6 June at the Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel, Bolton Abbey, Skipton. The event will start with a buffet lunch and networking opportunity, followed by a programme of talks in the afternoon. Ed Garner from TNS Worldwide Panel will be discussing ‘Who is the “health conscious UK consumer?”, looking at the health conscious buying habits of UK consumers, and what the future might hold for the baking industry.Matthew May from the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees will be discussing what the perspective of bakery students and trainees is, and what the industry’s needs are for the future in terms of education and training.Improve Ltd will be looking at the current skills, challenges and opportunities available in the industry, and what can be done to address skills gaps. Other guest speakers include Alette Addison from the Food Standards Agency, and Dr Wayne Martindale from the Food Innovation Centre, Sheffield Hallam University.For more information or to register please contact Anne Boyd, ABIM on 0207 420 7102 or email [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgCalorie caps on all out-of-home food and a ban on eating on public transport are among a series of suggestions by the former Chief Medical Officer to reduce childhood obesity.Time to Solve Childhood Obesity, a new independent report by Professor Dame Sally Davies, stated that progress on voluntary reformulation of food and drink, as overseen by Public Health England, had been “disappointing”.“Cheap unhealthy food options now take centre stage in our lives and in our shops,” wrote Dame Sally.“Shops and takeaways overwhelm us with large portion sizes, far exceeding those recommended. Unhealthy options dominate the checkouts.”The report added that children were “constantly exposed to advertising for unhealthy food and drink. Companies often use children’s cartoon characters and sponsorship of major sporting events to market these items, casting them as the shining star in children’s minds”.Dame Sally said the systems of applying VAT to food that may not be aligned with healthy eating advice contributed to healthy food and drink often being pricier than unhealthy options.“When government sets targets or legislates, business innovates and can still make a profit – for example when it develops better and healthier foods,” she added. “But currently the playing field is not level – it is too easy to make money from selling unhealthy food and too hard to make money from selling healthy food.”Dame Sally has made recommendations that include:Accelerate the reformulation programme and, if sufficient progress is not made, the government should apply either a fiscal lever or tobacco-style standardised packaging.Develop a system to apply an upper-level cap on calories per serving for all food and drink sold by the out-of-home food and drink sector.Following Brexit, an urgent review of VAT rates on food and drink to rebalance the cost of food and drink in favour of health.Review all tax-deductible expenses, including advertising expenses, so businesses can only claim tax relief for advertising healthy and not unhealthy products.Phase out all marketing, advertising and sponsorship of less healthy food and drink products (as defined by the revised Nutrient Profile Model) across all mediums including online, at major public venues or public-funded events and on any public-sector-owned advertising site.Prohibit eating and drinking on urban public transport, except fresh water, breastfeeding and for medical conditions.Ensure all publicly-funded sporting facilities and major sporting events only advertise and sell low-calorie, low-fat, salt and/or -sugar products.Work with suppliers, cash-and-carry businesses and packaging companies to introduce smaller portion-sized packaging for fast food.In response to the report, the Food & Drink Federation said the industry wanted the government to support its work in reducing salt, sugars and calories.“As Public Health England acknowledge, reformulating products takes time, and we must always take the consumer with us,” said FDF UK Diet and Health Policy head Kate Halliwell.“We agree more needs to be done to tackle obesity, and welcome the report’s clear steer that everyone needs to play their part, including schools, local councils and the NHS. Manufacturers alone will not solve this. We believe money should be put behind specific, targeted measures for those most affected by the burden of obesity.”Health campaigners Action on Sugar described Dame Sally’s call for “bold action” as “a beacon of hope and her sound recommendations are precisely what’s required if we are to ever achieve the government’s target to half childhood obesity in 10 years”.“Key to this, and outlined in Dame Sally’s report, is the urgent need to take unhealthy food and drink out of the spotlight by restricting promotions and marketing – this simply cannot be achieved without legislation,” added Action on Sugar nutritionist and campaign director Katharine Jenner.“Legislation and fiscal measures are not always politically popular, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t right; the unprecedented results of the sugary drinks levy speak for themselves.”last_img read more

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